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Minnesota's fastest growing high school sport

Since 2008, the League has doubled in athlete participation each year. Last year, 1,500 participants represented 57 teams and 100 schools. For 2013, the League has more than double in size again with more than 3,400 participants, 115 high school trap teams, and 195 participating schools. With this kind of growth, the Minnesota State High […]

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Athlete Registration.

Online registration of student athletes is available for parents. Student athlete registration is coordinated through your high school’s trap team coach. Any participating athlete must be registered with your coach prior to receiving access to the online registration. All registering athletes must submit a Firearms Safety Certification number during registration. You will not be able […]

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Spring league doubles in size for 2013!

League doubles in size again, and again, and again, and again, and again. In the 2012 spring league, the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League had 1,500 student athletes representing 57 teams participate. For 2013, 114 teams and more than 3,000 student athletes have already committed to participate in this year’s spring league. With […]

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Minnesota State High School League approves state championship

The Minnesota State High School League, at their Board of Directors meeting on December 6, 2012, approved a presenting partner state tournament with the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League for June in 2014. Trapshooting will be recognized as a sport like all other high school sports, thus making Minnesota the first state in […]

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VIDEO – How the League got Started

Jim Sable, Executive Director and Founder of the Minnesota State High School Clay Target League talks about how the league got started in 2001 and how it has grown to become Minnesota’s fastest growing high school sport.

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Trapshooting: The next high school sports sensation?

Expectations were low when Apple Valley High School formed a trapshooting team earlier this year. If a handful of students signed up, head coach John Miller said he would have taken that and tried for more next year. Within about 15 minutes, though, registrations were approaching a cutoff point.

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Trapshooting is fast growing high school sport

Minnesota is home to plenty of people who enjoy the sport of trap shooting, but you may be surprised to learn it’s actually the fastest-growing high school sport in the state. Jim Sable started the program in 2008 with students from Orono, Wayzata, Minnetonka and Hopkins.

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Gander Mountain sponsors Minn. H.S. Clay Target State Tourney

When close to 1,000 of Minnesota’s top high school sport shooters arrive in Alexandria for the state tournament, a familiar name will be there to greet them. Minnesota-based Gander Mountain is playing a significant sponsorship role in what will be the largest high school shooting tournament in state history.

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Blaine students take a shot at inaugural trapshooting team

ABC Newspapers May 18, 2012 Sue Austreng Armed with shotguns and carrying dozens of extra shells, 62 Blaine High School students arrive on Naples Street ready to take aim. Now, these kids aren’t a gang of felons set to rob a bank or threaten rivals with serious harm. These kids – 13 of them girls […]

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Right on target

Published: Thursday, May 3, 2012 2:36 PM CDT Jenna Jahnke launches Ponies’ trap-shooting team By HANNAH JOHNSON – Stillwater Gazette Gazette photo by Scott Ertle Jenna Jahnke practices shooting her clay targets recently at the Hudson Rod, Gun and Archery Club in north Hudson, Wis. Nothing quite compares to hitting your target. At least, that’s […]

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